Okay -- making a custom template with Auctiva's custom template tool is a breeze.
STEP ONE: Go into the custom html editor and insert your custom template html (minus the title, description and picture tags. Those come later) add your custom template html under HTML MODE.
STEP TWO: Click onto the DESIGN VIEW of the html editor. You should now be able to see your custom template. Now, you will add your TITLE TAG, DESCRIPTION TAG and PICTURE TAGS.
Begin with your TITLE TAG. Place your cursor where you want your TITLE to appear within your listings and left click on that space, then go over to the TITLE TAG and click on it. You should see the title tag appear in the position you chose for it.
Next do the same thing with your DESCRIPTION TAG and your PICTURE TAGS. Place these tags wherever you want them to appear within your listing. The html for the title, description and picture placement with be automatically generated by these tags.
So, you start by placing your custom template html into the html editor while in the html mode. Then you click onto the design mode and enter all of the html tags where you want them.
You will see your custom template with the tags placed within it. This is how it is suppose to look.
Once you go in to list and create a listing all of these html tags will automatically insert the title, description and pictures into your listing. Easy huh? I know you love it as much as I do. Now get busy listing and making lots of money!